|Texas Longhorns - Thomas Edison Company|
A herd of Texas Longhorn cattle --a breed with an "attitude" that has almost vanished from the west -- is driven out of a corral by a cowboy wielding a stick. Many a wrangler was killed or maimed when one of these evil-tempered beasts, sporting horns up to three feet wide, suddenly turned on him without warning. This film was produced to be exhibited in the Kinescope peep-show machine.
Keywords: stock footage; historic; 1896; cowboys; cows; Texas Longhorns; corral; herding; west
Downloads: 4,041 (2 reviews)
|Shooting The Chutes (Standard 4:3) - Thomas Edison Company|
Shooting the chutes at Coney Island, New York, in 1896. From a paper print in the Library of Congress, Motion Picture, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound Division.
Keywords: Stock footage; standard 4:3; historic; 1896; amusement park; coney island; chutes; Thomas Edison
Downloads: 3,722 (1 review)
|Black Diamond Express (Standard 4:3) - Thomas Edison|
Library of Congress, Motion Picture, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound Division.
Keywords: stock footage; standard 4:3; historic; 1896; railroad; train; Black Diamond Express
Downloads: 5,243 (1 review)
|May Irwin Kiss - Thomas Edison|
This "racy" scene is from the New York stage comedy, "The Widow Jones," in which May Irwin and John Rice starred. According to Edison film historian C. Musser, the actors staged their kiss for the camera at the request of the New York World newspaper, and the resulting film was the most popular Edison Vitascope film in 1896. The Library of Congress, Motion Picture, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound Division Rights information here: http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/papr/west/westres.html http://www.loc...
Keywords: stock footage; historic; 1896; Rice, John; Irwin, May (1862-1938); early cinema; Thomas Edison; kissing; The Widow Jones; New York
Downloads: 6,580 (2 reviews)
|"Things To Come" - Montage - Alexander Korda|
In 1936, director William Cameron Menzies, editor William Hornbeck, and composer Sir Arthur Bliss, pooled their considerable talents and created what is possibly (at least, I think) the most powerful two minutes and 22 seconds ever put on film -- the prophetic montage from Alexander Korda's "Things To Come." It is an exercise in contrasts between war and peace. How can this clip fit into your anti-war project? Let your imagination run away with you...
Keywords: stock footage; historic; 1936; classic movies; Things To Come; montage; editing; war; Christmas; Menzies, William Cameron (1896-1957); Bliss, Sir Arthur (1891-1975); Hornbeck, William (1901-1983)